The Hunger Center is committed to developing a broad group of leaders in the fight for food and nutrition security. In addition to the work they do at their placement sites, Zero Hunger Interns complete an anti-hunger advocacy curriculum during their 10 weeks in Washington, D.C. This curriculum is delivered in a five-part Summer Seminar series that is free and open to all interns in Washington, D.C.
The curriculum, held in different locations around Washington, will cover the following topics:
- Domestic Hunger and Poverty
- Global Hunger and Poverty
- The Root Causes of Domestic and Global Hunger and Poverty
- The Policy Making Process
Each half-day training will feature experts in the anti-hunger field. Each training will also include a leadership or professional development component. Seminar participants will learn from lectures and participate in discussions and learning simulations. In addition, they will network and exchange ideas with the other attendees.
The Summer Seminar Series is a leadership development offering of the Congressional Hunger Center. Individuals who attend at least 4 of the 5 trainings will receive a certificate from the Hunger Center.
For more information on the Summer Seminar Series, contact Samantha Stevens.